Intimate Relationship Essay by Neatwriter

Intimate Relationship
This paper is analysis of an intimate relationship between two brothers, friends of the author, aged twenty-two and twenty, whose parents divorced when they were young.
# 59822 | 1,225 words | 2 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jul 04, 2005 in Psychology (Behaviorism) , Child, Youth Issues (Effects of Divorce)

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This paper explains that the parents of the boys failed to insulate the brothers from the mutual animosity they harbored for each other; now, even when the boys get along with people, an undercurrent of resentment and hypersensitivity erupts into periodic conflicts. The author points out that the boys' projections of their imagined fears of rejection and disloyalty are characteristic of people with this type of early foundational family experience. The paper stresses that there can be no improvement in the brothers' relationship or in their family's other issues without professional intervention by intensive, professional psychological counseling.

Table of Contents
Relationship Description
Relational Concept Analysis: Expressing and Managing Difficult Emotions
Evaluation and Suggestions for Communication and Relational Improvement

From the Paper:

"The father's repertoire of emotional manipulations included outright
accusations of "disloyalty" and global characterizations of untrustworthiness and the worthlessness of one brother in combination with strategic praise of the other. In addition, he exploited private sentiments and concerns of the brothers and any personal information disclosed to him by one about the other as emotional ammunition during times of conflict."

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